Michaela Coel and Andra Day to Be Honored at Outfest Fusion Qtbipoc Film Festival

NAACP Image Award winner Michaela Coel and Academy Award nominee Andra Day will be honored at the five-day 2021 Outfest Fusion Qtbipoc Film Festival next week.Coel, known best for creating and starring in “Chewing Gum” and “I May Destroy You,” will be acknowledged with the Fusion Achievement Award; Day, the star of Lee Daniels’ biopic “The United States vs.

Billie Holiday,” will be presented with the James Schamus Ally Award.“Coel’s work in ‘Chewing Gum,’ ‘I May Destroy You,’ and more portrays complex characters who have helped open the door for more empathetic conversations about the issues facing members of this Qtbipoc community,” said festival executive director Damien Navarro, in a statement.Past recipients of the Fusion Achievement Award include Nisha Ganatra, Angela Robinson, Rose Troche, Wilson Cruz, Alec Mapa, Patrik-Ian Polk, Cheryl Dunye, Brickson Diamond and Rikki Beadle-Blair.“Outfest Fusion believes that honoring one of the most incredible,

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